Archive | 2013

Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 3 cups water Salt to taste 2 cups diced cucumber 1 small red onion, finely minced (optional) 2 cups finely diced tomatoes 1 to 2 jalapeño or serrano peppers (to taste), seeded if desired and finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar […]

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Sesame Mango Kale Salad

Ingredients 5 cups of kale Half a cup of dried cranberries 1 mango, cut into bite-size chunks Mushrooms 1 tablespoon Roasted Sesame Oil 1 teaspoon of Mango Balsamic 4-5 cloves of garlic Sesame seeds Directions Slice the garlic. Place the oil and vinegar in a pan, and fry the sliced garlic and the mushrooms in […]

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Fresh Caprese Salad

Ingredients 1 large tomato 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves 4 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese 4 teaspoons Espresso Balsamic Vinegar (create a reduction) 1 tablespoon Moraiolo olive oil salt and pepper Directions Slice the tomato in approximately 1/4 inch thick slices. Do the same for the mozzarella. Alternate layers between the tomatoes, mozzarella, and […]

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Chipotle Lime Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Ingredients 12 large shrimp, shelled and de-veined 5 T. Chipotle Olive Oil Zest and juice from 1 lime 6 strips thin bacon, cut in half Skewers for grilling Directions Mix together in a small bowl the lime zest and oil. Put shrimp in mixture.Lay the bacon on paper towels and microware until fat begins to […]

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Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict

Ingredients 2 english muffin, sliced and toasted 1 cup stuffing, warm 4 slices roast turkey breast, warm 4 eggs 1/2 cup gravy, warm 4 tablespoons cranberry sauce Directions Place the muffin slices two per plate and top each with stuffing and a slice of turkey. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and […]

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Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Ingredients 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup pumpkin puree1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon cloves 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons brown sugar 8 slices of bread Directions Mix the eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and brown sugar in low flat bowl for easy dipping. Heat […]

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Pocket Pies

Ingredients Cream Cheese Pastry DoughAll-purpose flour, for rolling Cooked, shredded turkey (optional) Prepared mashed potatoes (optional) Prepared sweet potatoes (optional) Prepared stuffing (optional) Cranberry sauce (optional) 1 large egg, beaten Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Working with one disk of dough at a time, […]

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Simple Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

1. Be One With Brine No need for a fat-laden butter rub to impart flavor and moistness. Instead, opt to brine or smoke your bird. Remember to use heart-healthy olive oil! 2. Choose Spuds Wisely Forget russets! Make your mashers with yukon gold and yellow finn potatoes instead. These smaller varieties are naturally creamy and […]

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Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing 5 cups sliced green beans 4-1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 1 cup grated Parmesan 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil 1-1/2 cups diced onions 2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/2 teaspoon House […]

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Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 1 stalk of brussels sprouts (or about two pounds of sprouts) 2 tablespoons Roasted Walnut olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesean cheese Kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste Directions Preheat oven to 375ºF. Remove brussels sprouts off the stem, wash well, and rip off […]

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